The rude birthday invitation which included a very specific request.

After receiving an invite to a child’s party hosted by her partner’s cousin, a Melbourne mother shared a photo of the demanding requests.

Taking to Facebook, she explained she didn’t know how to feel about the terms.

‘Gift cards preferable and no size one clothes needed,’ the invite read.

‘Any other purchases could you please include a return receipt. Thank you.’

rude invite

According to the Daily Mail, she added to her post that when the family who had sent the invite, attended one of her functions, they had spent the whole day complaining.

The overall consensus was the specifications were ‘disgusting’.

‘I hate how gifts has gone from a nice surprise to an expectation,’ one friend had responded.

‘I feel sorry for her child. A lot of people are saying ‘don’t go’ but the child shouldn’t miss out just because the mother is a rude knob,’ another commented.

How would you respond if you received an invite like this one?

Share your comments below.

  • It would depend on how close I was to the person sending the invite – I always do what I want when I attend a wedding, engagement, anniversary, or child’s gathering. If you don’t like what I do [and you would know me very well] then don’t invite me. Otherwise accept what I give and appreciate the thought I have put into the gift I have given.


  • I just wouldn’t go and I’d explain to the Mother how hurtful her demand was. A birthday party used to be about the person coming not what they brought and how much money they gave. Feel sorry for the birthday child


  • Pretty rude indeed unless it was a close family thing in which case you would probably politely verbally say these things


  • Simple I would not go to this party and let them know why. If they pleaded with you to go because you are family, I would buy the cheapest gift from a thrift shop and maybe break it before wrapping it, oh and buy a smaller than Size 1 piece of chlothing. :-)


  • What a joke. When did people become so entitled? And what hope is there for this poor child to break the cycle of this disgusting behaviour? I agree, it’s tricky not to attend to punish the child, but I think I would just buy whatever gift I felt appropriate for the child.


  • Wow that is just plain awful.


  • It’s rude. I get narrowing things down to help out but the receipt part is over the top.


  • Hmm it comes across as rude but that may not have been her intention. She should have put in there that gifts are not expected, the receipt thing is a bit rude though. Just say gift cards only if your gonna be such a weeny about it.


  • Very rude, I’d just buy a gift but forget the receipt


  • Seriously rude. I felt rude for including a note about presents for my daughter’s upcoming birthday though. I put something like “baby has plenty of toys so please don’t feel like you need to give her anything” It is really hard because you don’t want people to spend their money on things you would rather not have. The thought is what counts but you also then have to deal with all of those presents.


  • This is very rude. I would excuse myself and not go if I could. If I felt I had to go I would make a gift suitable. No receipt required. A one year old will not remember anyway. An older child would . There are plenty of things one could make. Have a look through pintrest for ideas. She is taking the gygyuk7 out of the party. Some people really enjoy shopping for a little one and love to choose something special. If you had to settle for a gift card make sure it is for a baby shop so at least the child gets the gift. I find today’s parents can sometimes be so selfish.


  • I think she’s letting people know size one clothes aren’t needed, don’t waste your money on them. The gift card option is a good idea. No way would I provide a receipt, that’s too rude saying you might not like the gift so may want to return it


  • I think it’s a little rude. when my son has his parties we don’t write on the invite what to get/not to get, but if someone asks for ideas, I give them some ideas, but a lot of different ideas, and never ask for receipts.


  • That is so rude. I would be tempted to go without a present.


  • It could be helpful for some people. I know I struggle at times with gift ideas, especially if I’m not super close to the child


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